About the casino: Lotus Asia Casino is part of the infamous Genesys Group, a scammer casino group that steals the money from their players and also steals from their affiliate partners as well.
I have a detailed report about this scam, which you can read here, it’s in the review of their main casino, Black Lotus. Proof, screenshots are attached.
Even though I was a member of this group initially for more than 4 years (specifically the flagship website, the Black Lotus casino), I now have a really bad opinion about them.
I’ve witnessed the group change hands and expand from its humble beginnings, in operation for 8+ years (some casinos of the network have been around for 10+ years, 8 years is the average amount).
However, they also started stealing money from their players. There are plenty of 1/10, and 0/10 reviews out there, and many player testimonials. I don’t know exactly what happened for them to start stealing from partners and players (I assume money troubles), but they stole from me as well. Avoid this casino group.
Yes, I was one of the victims as well. Despite being a registered member, and despite working with them for about 4-5 years, they simply stole from me, and stopped responding to any sort of contact ever since, just like form others.
They are known to openly harbour criminal online casinos (e.g.: like all of the Genesys Technologies N.V. casinos), who openly accept US players, even though the country claims publicly that they don’t allow their license holders to do such things (because they were sued by the World Trade Organization over this).
Obviously, this is far from the truth, and about 90% of the Curacao licensed online platforms, including Lotus Asia do accept players from the USA, illegally. It’s actually best to avoid any of the Curacao licensed casinos pretty much, but I have to admit, not all of them are bad. But quite a lot of them are.
And the USA is not the only country they accept players from illegally, that would be a long list.
Genesys Club Casinos: The other casinos of this group are: Lucky Creek, Treasure Mile, Mandarin Palace, Big Dollar, Black Lotus, make sure to avoid them as well, same company owns them, same customer support (or lack thereof), same affiliate program, same games.
|If you don’t have the time to read the full review below, just read this short summary:
PLEASE AVOID THIS CASINO AT ALL COST! AND ALL THE OTHER GENESYS CASINOS! They started to scam and steal money from their players, and affiliate partners.
/Instead of this online casino, I wholeheartedly recommend the following gambling platform (click to see). They have significantly more games, and they have sports betting and poker too. And they are not involved in any scandals. And they have been around for 15+ years. It’s currently the best rated US player accepting online casino on this site. And it is my current personal favourite US casino as well./
Lotus Asia gambling platform review methodology
Click on the drop down menu below if you are interested in the review process, methodology, and the system by which each casino is reviewed, scored, compared and evaluated.
And also, you can read the detailed explanation as to why US player accepting, and non US player accepting internet casinos differ so much.
Lotus Asia digital gambling site review criteria
There are two very different types when it comes to online casinos, casinos, which accept US players, and casinos which do not accept US players. Lotus Asia is firmly the former, not accepting players from the USA or US territories.
This is a very important distinction to make, because radically different games are available at these platforms for legal reasons, and they should be reviewed differently.
Primarily European (primarily targeting European players, mostly licensed in Europe, UK gambling licence often) gambling websites always have better and more games, because software providers, due to licensing and legal issues don’t work with casinos, which accept US players.
And it shows.
Lotus Asia has around 300 games, mostly slots, some video poker, some table games. While a typical European casino has about 1000+ games and has interesting unique games as well, including live dealer games, digital sports betting, regular sports betting, digital scratchcards, game show type games like Deal or No Deal etc…, but they don’t accept US players.
Therefore, a US casino is always going to look bad compared to a European online gambling website.
A good US casino would still be only 3/10 if you compared it to European, non-US player accepting casino. And that is why I rate them separately, US casinos are only compared to other USA casinos.
Therefore, when you see a US casino that is 7-8/10 but only has 300 games, it gets a higher score because of the different context, and because it is for different players.
As you can see, US players have it worse, significantly. But, C’est La Vie.
And this is also the reason why I don’t advise non-US players to play in US casinos, ever.
Just wanted to mention this, to avoid confusion as to why a 300 games US casino might get the same score as a EU powerhouse with 1000+ games.
/You can read more about why this is, and about the legal status of domestic and offshore gambling, online gambling in the USA here. Be warned, pretty complicated, dry read./
Review methodology: In each section I review one of the primary attributes of the casino, these are: list of countries not accepted, list of games, deposit and withdrawal process and methods and uniqueness.
Each of these aspects then gets points ranging from +2, meaning exceptionally good, to -2, exceptionally bad.
Additionally at end of the review I go through what I consider to be less important secondary attributes, such as: live support chat, VIP/loyalty program, mobile compatibility, other reviews, bonuses, promotions, reputation.
At the end I tally all the points and add and subtract them from 10. This will give the final score of the casino. I use a 1 to 10 scale, 10 being the best and 1 being the worst, no 0 or minus scores.
Lotus Asia Casino Scam
Before we get to the review, I have to deduct -20 points for them stealing money from me, and other players. And because of this, the review below is just symbolic (but I tried to be as objective as I can, despite the scandal).
Under no circumstances should you trust this scam, criminal casino group with sensitive information, credit card number, passwords, etc…. They will abuse it! And if you look around online (past the first page, because that is full of their fake, paid casino reviews) you can find plenty of horror stories.
A quick Google search for “Lotus Asia scam”, “Lotus Asia casino didn’t pay me” or “Genesys casino affiliate scam” or “genesys casinos groups doesn’t pay affiliate commission” will quickly reveal other similar horror stories from both players and affiliate partners, who were scammed by Genesys.
Scam: -20 points
The review of Lotus Asia mobile casino consist of the following sections (click on the links below to jump to that section):
- Lotus Asia list of restricted countries, registration process
- Lotus Asia games selection
- Lotus Asia deposit and withdrawal options and other payment methods
- Lotus Asia uniqueness
- Lotus Asia’s rating
Lotus Asia online casino review
1., Who can play: Let’s start the review by checking whether you can actually play in the online casino or not, here is the list of all the countries Lotus Asia Casino does not accept players from.
So before you read any further, let’s determine whether you can actually play at the casino at all.
/Clarification: The country of your residence, your current official address, what’s on your ID card (or address card, if it’s a separate thing in your country) is what you should be checking, not your current residence.
This is really important, because if you win, they will ask for your ID and/or address card, to make sure you are who you said you are on the registration form. And if your address or name is not the same as what’s on your ID, then they will instantly perma-ban you. And all your winnings will be confiscated, no matter how much you won! Be careful!/
Lotus Asia Casino prohibited countries and territories
The list of countries Lotus Asia casino does not accept players from. Click below to expand.
Lotus Asia Casino - list of countries not accepted
A very short list. +1 point awarded for accepting players from many different countries.
I put a “?” symbol at United Kingdom and United States. From what I can see, you can register and play from the states, or the UK, it’s actually one of the selling point of the casinos of this group.
They are always described as a casino accepting US players on every gambling blog, on every casino review website.
And if you check the registration form on the website, you can select both the UK and US as your country when trying to register. It’s clearly not true.
This is quite a big (probably intentional) mistake in the terms & conditions (that’s where the list is). And I wouldn’t be surprised if it would cost them quite a lot in a lawsuit, down the line.
But hopefully they will fix it in time, -2 points.
UPDATE 2021: They never fixed it, it was there in 2015, and by the time they scammed me, stole money from me and from others in 2021, and I left the casino, it was still there….
It’s intentional, they know they shouldn’t accept players from the UK and the USA, so to mislead authorities they put it in the terms and conditions. It’s basically a criminal offence and they could be sued for this.
Just like all the other casinos of this network, Lotus Asia aggressively tries to push the registration form in your face, it’s unnecessarily agressive.
I can’t check out the games, no demo mode, can’t read the details of promotions in the loyalty program, almost everything on the website is hidden behind the registration form, -1 point.
Accessibility, number of countries accepted: +1
Issues in the terms and conditions: -2
2., Games: The second most important thing to players is the number, and also the quality of the games.
Lotus Asia works with Saucify (a good software developer) Betsoft (average, below average games), Genii (below average and some bad games) and Rival (below average and bad games). It’s a mixed bag but there are some good games there, above average selection for a US casino, enough to satisfy even the returning players.
They have 300 games, mostly slots, table games, no poker, classic casino games, no live dealers. The selection of games is good for a US casino, +1 point.
/Comment: Actually Betsoft has gotten really good over the years, and their latest games are almost as good as Netent’s and Microgaming’s. Currently Betsoft is pretty much the best casino software provider available to US casinos./
Lotus Asia Casino - list of games
The full list of games at Lotus Asia Casino. All the 200 games.
Band Outta Hell, Traces of Evidence, Vikingdom, Mrs Green’s Plant Emporium, Beat Bots, Legends of Olympia, BigFroot, Gems n Jewels, Big Game, Buckin’ Broncos, Tails of New York, Royal Banquet, and so many more.
Golden Gorilla, Alien Spinvasion, Lucky Labyrinth, Jolly Rogers Jackpot, Whale O’ Winnings, Catsino, Windy Farm, Lion’s Roar, Scary Rich, Misfit Toyland, and Arabian Tales to mention a few.
Birds! Frankenslot’s Monster, A Christmas Carol, Black Gold, The Tipsy Tourist, The Slotfather, Puppy Love, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, 7th Heaven, The Golden Owl of Athena, The Angler, Alkemor’s Tower, etc.
Table Games and video poker
3 Wheel Roulette, Single Blackjack, Baccarat, Caribbean Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus, Wan Doy Pairs Poker, Roulette Master. Video poker: Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild Power Poker, Phantom Belle Bonus, Whack-a-Jackpot, Hi-Lo Techno and Granny Prix.
Roulette has classic roulette, Premium Roulette and French Roulette.
Blackjack games: Classic blackjack, Premium Blackjack, Blackjack Switch, Perfect Blackjack, Unlimited Blackjack, Alexandrite Blackjack, Royale Blackjack, Hi-Low, Spin-A-Win and Sic-bo.
Most of these games are mobile compatible, except for the older ones. Above average quality and selection for a US casino.
3., Deposit and withdrawal options: The third most important thing to players are the methods used to deposit and withdraw money from the casino.
This is especially important for US players, because banks, payment processors often make it impossible for them to paly online.
Lotus Asia accept the following methods to deposit money:
- Credit card
Lotus Asia Casino accepts credit cards as well! Which is great news for US players, +1 point.
They also accept EcoCard and Bitcoin. More than most casino that accepts US players.
However! These were only for depositing money, for withdrawing money they don’t accept credit cards.
When it comes withdrawing money, they have the following options only:
- Wire transfer
Luckily they still accept Bitcoin, Neteller, cheque, wire transfer.
It’s definitely an inconvenience that they don’t just send your winnings to your credit card, the same card you used to deposit, but that’s the law.
Payment processors are independent third party legal entities and it’s really strictly regulated, international transactions especially, there is nothing they can do. Regardless, I deduct -1 point for this.
Another big issue is that the minimum withdrawal amount is $150.
I can understand a limit of $50, because of the extremely high cost of wire transfer in the US, but $150 limit seems excessive, -1 point.
/Comment: Use bitcoin to get the money you won. If you live in the USA, Bitcoin or Neteller might be better to avoid the crushing, usually $50-30 fee for international wire transfers. It’s crazy how expensive wire transfer is in the US! The casino doesn’t cover the wire transfer cost, they deduct it from your winnings./
Credit cards +1
Limited options to withdraw funds -1
Relatively high minimum withdrawal amount -1
4., Uniqueness: And the last one I think we all are looking for in an online casino is innovation, unique and interesting new online gambling games and features.
Anything that makes you “Wow, that’s amazing.”.
Does Lotus Asia have the so called ‘wow-factor’?
No, it’s a boring, average online casino.
It accepts credit cards, that’s unique for a gambling website that accepts US players, but only for depositing money, not for withdrawing, so that’s not enough to be considered unique.
It accepts bitcoin, but that’s also somewhat common.
It has Saucify, Betsoft, Rival games. But 100s of other US player accepting gambling platforms have them too, just not enough.
Innovation, interesting, unique features/games: 0, none
The following are less important optional factors, but still contribute to the total score:
-Live support chat: Even though Lotus Asia and every other online gambling websites of this group have 24/7 live chat support, +1 point. But they are usually slow, give basic, barely useful answers.
If you are not registered, they outright refuse to help you, even to the point of being rude.
Typical outsourced, shared service center customer support.
Sadly, that’s industry standard nowadays.
–VIP, loyalty program: They have a very a detailed, extensive loyalty program, the Player Club, and it has 4 tiers.
All of the casinos of this group, including Lotus Asia are a part of the same loyalty program.
Lots of promos, bonuses, exclusive codes for returning players and VIPs. However, all bonuses earned from the Players Club have wagering requirements, which is a hassle to keep track of, and it’s usually above 40x (anything above 30x is just designed to make you lose money).
-Mobile compatibility:The casino is mobile compatible, most games work on mobile devices.
All the games are instant-play, accessible right from the browser, no download necessary (on mobile it is necessary, you have to download the app), everything is cross-platform and cross-browser compatible.
No extra point awarded for this, because this is pretty much mandatory nowadays, every digital gambling platform, which wishes to be take seriously is mobile compatible.
-Other reviews: It’s always important to check what others say about a casino, to make sure it’s not a scam and Lotus Asia Casino has very few reviews (it’s not a well known, popular casino), but the few out there are ranging from 1/10 insinuating that it is a scam to 6/10 (probably fake, lying, paid reviews, they always have ads of the casino, trying to make people to play there).
The 1/10 reviews are justified, this is clearly a scam, and all other casinos of this group are also similarly scams. They steal form the players, illegally accept US players and credit cards, and they lie about it in their terms and conditions.
According to player reports online, the casino limits the withdrawal amount to $5000 per month, and that’s definitely not okay.
Obviously the casino denies such allegations, and the say the limit is higher, and it depends on your loyalty program tier, and that it is higher than $5000 even at the lowest level ($6000 per month at the lowest tier).
It’s bullshit, it’s all a scam, if you win a bigger amount you will never going to see it., -10 points.
-Casino bonuses: Lotus Asia, just like all the other casinos of this group have bad bonuses, usually 40x wagering requirement (anything above 30x is considered a bad bonus), -1 point.[/plain]
Total score: Lotus Asia casino gets 0/10, 0/5 stars, it’s a scam casino, that is stealing their players and affiliate partners’ money, avoid it, and stop playing at this gambling site as soon as possible.
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Last updated: 2021-07-30
Miscellaneous other info about the company, in case you need to contact them:
Official name: Ardway Limited, using the gaming license of its holding company Genesys Technology N.V.
Encryption: 128-bit SSL
Live Chat: 24/7
Head Office: DSLR Suite 413, Ftieh Street, Birkirkara Bypass, BKR2940 Birkirkara, Malta
Phone: no phone number, just email
Self Exclusion: Available
Email: [email protected] but use the contact form on the website instead, better, faster response
RTP Analysis: eCOGRA
Anti Money Laundering: ID-Check Required
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